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DIY Project: Book Page Wallcovering

DIY Project: Book Page Wallcovering


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decordemon added this to DIY Project: Vintage Book Wallpaper
First up, you've gotta decide on the proper room for this project. Kitchens and bathrooms? Hell no — in fact, consider all wet spaces totally off limits. Guest rooms, offices or reading nooks? Yes, please. For my own little typographyfest, I chose a bachelor's attic which is used for quiet escapes. I'll tell you what would have made it even quieter: Having a handyman come fix the extremely loud squeaks from the old floor boards.
Skip expensive wallpaper rolls for this low-cost alternative. Brian Patrick Flynn shows you how to cover a space in pages cut from old books.
Vanessa Brunner added this to Which Wallcovering Is Right for You?
I love the look of this crafty wallpaper. The great thing about this project (besides being extraordinarily cheap — just make a quick trip to a used bookstore) is that the messier it is, the better it looks. With more traditional wallpaper, you have to be extremely careful to match the pattern strip by strip as you're hanging it (which is much trickier than it sounds). Collaging your wall with various types of paper is not only a completely customizable look, but allows for a greater margin of error.
Literary license. Do you have a favorite author or book? Do more than just read it — wallpaper with it! Buy a used copy of your favorite tome and use the pages to cover the walls of a cozy book nook.

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riet4me added this to Crafts DYI
March 7, 2015
Step 6: Every now and then, change the direction of each page. From far away, the mixup of vertical and horizontal lines adds visual interest and a little bit of movement to the intended look.
filoumoumou added this to filoumoumou's Ideas
February 12, 2015
claudiamichele added this to an apartment for me?
January 30, 2015
angepos added this to Guest Room Office
January 14, 2015
Chair and rug
jenkg added this to Master Bathroom Ideas
January 13, 2015
Emily Ennis added this to emily_ennis's ideas
December 28, 2014
kaylarus added this to kaylarus's ideas
December 17, 2014
project covers the walls with pages from old books. terrific in the bathrooms.
ssacks9021 added this to ssacks9021's Ideas
December 4, 2014
Rug and wallpapet
karinjk added this to Living room
October 26, 2014
Book pages
emagriffith added this to Other
September 26, 2014
Music sheets
evervlbn added this to evervlbn's Ideas
September 14, 2014
Papier peint
kathleen6199 added this to kathleen6199
September 8, 2014
wallpaper with favorite book
zombeez added this to studio
August 31, 2014
kimhemann added this to kimhemann's Ideas
August 21, 2014
Interesting wall cover using pages of old books
Jameson Evenden added this to Music Room
August 19, 2014
wallpaper with sheet music?
laychoo added this to laychoo's Ideas
August 17, 2014
finishh added this to finishh's ideas
August 17, 2014
wall paper wall with photo or mag.
Trish Trejo added this to library
August 16, 2014
Magnificat pages as wallpaper
loulouonetwo added this to office
August 1, 2014
book page wallpaper - wonder how they adhered the pages to the wall?
Elizabeth McGolerick added this to Texture to-do
July 31, 2014
Appreciate the book pages on the walls but I could never tear a book apart to do it. Maybe just copy pages then apply...
ashleighlemmon added this to ashleighlemmon's ideas
July 28, 2014
mollyriglar added this to mollyriglar's Ideas
July 27, 2014
Book pages
Jenn Ryan Designs added this to Nursery/ kids
July 22, 2014
Concept for nursery but with vintage cartoons from old newspapers
Louise Chudzik Cloughley-Berry added this to kitchen wall idea with recipes
July 3, 2014
a way to use the huge amount of old recipe books that I have saved over the years
clareify added this to clareify's ideas
May 22, 2014
funkhouse10 added this to Upstairs remodel
May 14, 2014
DIY Book Wallpaper
lindsey434 added this to lindsey434's Ideas
May 12, 2014
book wallpaper
annmarie6 added this to Home Office
April 16, 2014
Wall for grandma and Pop!
nlaughter added this to nlaughter's Ideas
April 1, 2014
zeyyoung added this to Wallpaper
March 28, 2014
Ar. Alisha Shakya added this to alishakya's ideas
March 26, 2014
terry1611 added this to Cabin Inspiration
March 2, 2014
Fun project for inside the cabin outhouse...maybe use Cabelas catalogue or wildlife pics.
retrochick33 added this to retrochick33's ideas
March 1, 2014
book pages as wallpaper
amccomb added this to random ideas
March 1, 2014
Library?? Use something w random images
taylorkwok added this to Walls//ceilings//doors
February 28, 2014
kira229 added this to Decor ideas
February 28, 2014
nirta added this to nirta's ideas
February 26, 2014
taylorpeterson12 added this to wall patterns
February 19, 2014
book pages for wallpaper
seforgey added this to seforgey's Favorites
February 19, 2014
wallpapering a room w/favorite author or book
mixmatchmusic added this to Office Ideas
February 19, 2014
pages wallpaper
lauraoffice added this to repurposed Items
February 18, 2014
interesting if good book
Mariko FK added this to mariko's ideabook
February 18, 2014
book pages wallpaper
Nicola Brown added this to nicola_brown general
February 18, 2014
Re-use an old copy of a favourite book
globalkaysie added this to globalkaysie's Ideas
February 17, 2014
hmmm…over tv?
jrcarnegie added this to entry way
February 17, 2014
Sabrina Chin added this to sabrina_chin's Ideas
February 16, 2014
Pages of book as wall paper
jillpiteo added this to jillpiteo's ideas
February 16, 2014
cute for home office
Blanca Peña Kim added this to Future House
February 16, 2014
Wallpaper for office. Eames chair
miramons added this to miramons's ideas
February 15, 2014
book wallpaper
pdregister added this to pdregister's ideas
February 14, 2014
wallpaper with pages of books
lkelly82 added this to lkelly82's ideas
February 14, 2014
Book pages - cool idea!
15westnyc added this to 15westnyc's Ideas
February 14, 2014
Decoupage the wall with pages from (old paperback copy of) a favorite book. Cute!
Simone's Painting and Renovations added this to simonetodoroff's ideas
February 14, 2014
could do this on window wall in new room
samhand added this to decor
February 13, 2014
wall covering
fairre1too added this to fairre1too's ideas
February 13, 2014
supports the local library, too
marylee23 added this to laverne
February 13, 2014
using favorite book pages for walls, same for lampshades and trash cans, old letters and photos work also.
paaescobarg added this to accesorios decoracion
February 13, 2014
Sharon Whiteman added this to sharon_whiteman's ideas
February 12, 2014
wallpaper is cheap but cool
carlos_spicey added this to general decor
February 12, 2014
Book wall paper.
dalarna added this to dalarna's art
February 12, 2014
Decoupage pages onto walls
karapearson added this to general
February 12, 2014
Paper with pages from a favorite book
Patti St. John Martin added this to patti_martin's ideas
February 12, 2014
With the open empty bookcovers on top.
Samantha Goh added this to samantha_goh's Ideas
February 12, 2014
gigomatic added this to gigomatic's ideas
February 12, 2014
great reading area
Linda Veliz added this to linda_veliz's ideas
February 12, 2014
Book pages cover the walls
Jennifer Harroun added this to jennifer_harroun's ideas
February 12, 2014
Buy extra favorite book and tear out the pages and use them to paper your book nook!
chalancolby added this to chalancolby's Ideas
February 12, 2014
Wall paper with book pages
hmanch added this to hmanch's Ideas
February 12, 2014
Kristina Klinge added this to Office/Sewing Room
February 12, 2014
I wouldn't even worry about it being my favorite book, I'd just take old MMPcks and do this!
InsideWright added this to NJ
February 12, 2014
Wallpaper w/pages of book.
djmaej added this to Bedroom Ideas
February 12, 2014
book pages as wallpaper in book nook
natlizan added this to Wallpaper
February 12, 2014
Literary license. Do you have a favorite author or book? Do more than just read it — wallpaper with it! Buy a used copy of your favorite tome and use the pages to cover the walls of a cozy book nook.
lollok2 added this to lollok2's ideas
February 12, 2014
woodsend added this to Details
February 12, 2014
cassieblue added this to cassieblue's Ideas
February 12, 2014
book wallpaper
cable854 added this to MY office first floor
February 12, 2014
These are pages of a book
terrimoyer added this to terrimoyer's ideas
February 12, 2014
I like the idea of using book pages on the wall as wallpaper -- especially on a feature wall of a bathroom or library!
solakico added this to solakico's Ideas
February 12, 2014
For hall way wall
Karon Samson added this to Office/bookcase
February 12, 2014
This would be cool behind the books in the bookcases
talyamic added this to talyamic's ideas
February 12, 2014
covering walls with book pages
nashdesign added this to nashdesign's Ideas
February 11, 2014
Book wallpaper
winniejd added this to winniejd's Favorites
February 10, 2014
Wallpaper w/book pages
Seema Ajmera added this to seema_ajmera's Ideas
February 10, 2014
Wall paper ..pages of your fav book
erinrolfs added this to erinrolfs's ideas
February 10, 2014
wall paper
bgustke added this to DIY
February 10, 2014
book pages as wallpaper
Sheng Koivu added this to sheng_koivu's Ideas
February 10, 2014
sarahdaunicorn added this to sarahdaunicorn's Ideas
February 10, 2014
It's just simply amazing
giacometta added this to giacometta's ideas
February 10, 2014
WF back room: decordemon Save to Ideabook Email Photo Literary license. Do you have a favorite author or book? Do more than just read it — wallpaper with it! Buy a used copy of your favorite tome and use the pages to cover the walls of a cozy book nook.
djembay1234 added this to music studio
February 10, 2014
book pages and articles, songs and maps look great
emmakennedy42 added this to emmakennedy42's Ideas
February 9, 2014
The wallpaper
brennamwesley added this to Awesome DIY projects
February 9, 2014
Book pages as wallpaper!
jkile812 added this to Misc
February 9, 2014
Ayn rand wallpaper
kennedytarheel added this to kennedytarheel's ideas
February 9, 2014
book pages wallpaper
Megan Constantineau Eadie added this to cozy rooms
February 9, 2014
Music room
5wedishfish added this to 5wedishfish's Ideas
February 9, 2014
gagf added this to gagf's ideas
February 9, 2014
use old publications to wallpaper-for office or library
jmkay added this to jmkay's Ideas
February 2, 2014
studio/guest bath
cgilderjohnson added this to cgilderjohnson's Ideas
January 24, 2014
Old book wallpaper
aprilmarie8 added this to aprilmarie8's ideas
January 23, 2014
Nora Krings added this to nora_krings's Ideas
January 11, 2014
Kardum added this to kalie_kardum's ideas
December 3, 2013
Book page wallpaper for powder bath
charlenetingey added this to Furniture
December 1, 2013
nice airy comfy looking chair
gillianmarie added this to gillianmarie's Ideas
November 30, 2013
Awesome idea
rmatson added this to rmatson's Ideas
November 18, 2013
marvalousaz added this to Studio Ideas
November 10, 2013
Vintage Book Wallpaper Who To
cmcnamara18 added this to 2nd Bedroom
November 8, 2013
Susan Holt added this to Miscellaneous
November 2, 2013
leavy_19 added this to leavy_19's ideas
October 26, 2013
pages again....
Alan Easley added this to Riverside Lofts
October 25, 2013
Have know idea what to do with an ugly or bla office wall. Here is an idea.
katieluther added this to katieluther's Ideas
October 24, 2013
Pride & prejudice on the walls
Bottega Stone added this to Emily
October 17, 2013
susancanby added this to susancanby's ideas
October 16, 2013
book wallpaper
stefaniarastellino added this to stefaniarastellino's Ideas
October 13, 2013
Wallpaper studiezaal a
kitkitcat added this to kitkitcat's Ideas
October 11, 2013
Papel parede
kimmy59 added this to Kids Ideas
October 6, 2013
using children's books
lastfling added this to lastfling's Ideas
September 28, 2013
Nana Pfahlert added this to Really cool spaces/dreamin' big
September 19, 2013
This would also be pretty with old sheet music
noltemi added this to noltemi's Ideas
September 18, 2013
Wall made from pages of old books
jstakeman added this to jstakeman's Ideas
September 15, 2013
I am so trying this along my pallet wall!!
Kimberly Martens added this to kimberly_martens1329357's Ideas
September 13, 2013
Made from books. Front porch reading area
dr2carrasco added this to dr2carrasco's Ideas
September 13, 2013
Emanuele Usai added this to emanuele_usai's Ideas
September 4, 2013
sdsk0830 added this to sdsk0830's Ideas
September 2, 2013
Background of vintage books
mcgilvrahd added this to Landscpe
September 1, 2013
vintage book wallpaper
Stephanie Whelan added this to Game bath
August 29, 2013
Amy Wood added this to bedroom
August 21, 2013
DIY wallpaper from vintage books
conner14 added this to DIY
August 18, 2013
Old book wallpaper
Lucy Spurgeon added this to lucy_spurgeon's Ideas
August 14, 2013
another wallpaper idea
meganladdusaw added this to meganladdusaw's Ideas
August 13, 2013
comfy reading chair
flee84 added this to flee84's ideas
August 12, 2013
vintage wallpaper
bethean added this to teen boy room
August 12, 2013
wallpaper of book pages "messier" style but still patterned.
janelkg added this to Go Coastal
August 9, 2013
alexhall73 added this to alexhall73's Ideas
August 8, 2013
hkluck13 added this to hkluck13's Ideas
July 28, 2013
jessl19 added this to Decor ideas
July 25, 2013
Kendra Randolph added this to kendra_randolph1357's ideas
July 24, 2013
pages of books or sheets of music as wall paper
drackos_20 added this to drackos_20's Ideas
July 23, 2013
Michael Schoen added this to combined office / LR
July 21, 2013
photomud added this to Camp
July 15, 2013
Between studs perhaps? Just one wall?
allisoneltrich added this to Ken's Place
July 15, 2013
book wallpaper
whemzical added this to 117 Maplewood
July 13, 2013
Joes office
sdurdin added this to sdurdin's Ideas
July 13, 2013
Book wallpaper
Kate Stephens added this to kate_stephens's Ideas
July 9, 2013
Just think this is nice
jenjen1971 added this to projects
June 29, 2013
mayaschandler added this to mayaschandler's Ideas
June 27, 2013
gaa99 added this to gaa99's Ideas
June 25, 2013
Book wall
l_dagger added this to l_dagger's ideas
June 19, 2013
Must try at home
suraiyakerai added this to suraiyakerai's Ideas
June 18, 2013
rm2000hg added this to rm2000hg's Ideas
June 14, 2013
bubz1020 added this to bubz1020's ideas
June 7, 2013
the wall.
ximena44 added this to ideas
May 30, 2013
Carlos Felix added this to carlos_felix6493's Ideas
May 20, 2013
Like wall
danieldi added this to wallpaper
May 18, 2013
kaiieraci added this to kaiieraci's Ideas
May 17, 2013
bushowlette added this to bushowlette's Ideas
May 11, 2013
Book pages as wallpaper
sweetpblogger added this to Wallpaper
May 1, 2013
Amazing Idea
grisette added this to grisette's ideas
April 30, 2013
mccjoe added this to Flooring -Rugs
April 30, 2013
Graphic - Gray + Purple
mccjoe added this to Wallpaper
April 30, 2013
Office wallpaper
Lizzy Brydon added this to lizzy_brydon's ideas
April 8, 2013
weeee erin
Annabella Banos added this to annabella_banos's Ideas
April 4, 2013
Man cave but using old music books
Samar Darwish added this to samar_darwish's Ideas
April 4, 2013
Cool papers
apolk added this to apolk's ideas
April 1, 2013
interesting use of pages as wallpaper
Tina Lynch added this to diy
March 29, 2013
make yourself wallpaper
kells2324 added this to kells2324's Ideas
March 25, 2013
mhudson65 added this to mhudson65's Favorites
March 23, 2013
Unique wall coverings.
Ken Walker added this to slowbuiltwellbuilt's Ideas
March 16, 2013
I love old books! This would make a fantastic themed wallcovering for a reading nook or home office wall.
artbyebert added this to Interiors
March 15, 2013
Wallpaper with old book pages
IsabelCristina De_Jesus_Semio added this to isabelsemiao/home ideas
March 15, 2013
parede revestida de páginas de livros
nicrich added this to nicrich's Ideas
March 10, 2013
Wall idea
rennovation41ocean added this to rennovation41ocean's ideas
March 6, 2013
just like it
Kelli Lee added this to library
February 27, 2013
samerin24 added this to Master Bedroom
February 19, 2013
martasanchez added this to martasanchez's Ideas
February 17, 2013
matteomazzarese added this to matteomazzarese's ideas
February 14, 2013
monaperks added this to monaperks's ideas
February 12, 2013
good idea for bathroom
Bo Mellinger added this to bo_mellinger's Ideas
February 11, 2013
I love the non-permanent ideas to cover up existing wallpaper. double sided tape is genius!
nanadeanna added this to nanadeanna's ideas
February 1, 2013
pages cut from old books as wallpaper inside bookcases?
5025520 added this to 5025520's ideas
January 30, 2013
Bedroom wall
sarahlevick630 added this to purdy walls
January 26, 2013
newspaper wallpaper
runkymondragon added this to runkymondragon's Ideas
January 24, 2013
Medio hipster
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January 23, 2013
ellierocks83 added this to ellierocks83's Ideas
January 23, 2013
Kristal Taffe added this to kristal_taffe's Ideas
January 13, 2013
judyewales added this to decor general
January 6, 2013
What to do with old books...
zaymamacita added this to OFFICE
December 19, 2012
Love, love this. It would be great to fashion this on a piece of large board that I can put up anywhere, remove, and then put it somewhere else.
Ben Stopford added this to benstopford's ideas
December 15, 2012
cool carpet tiles and interesting wallpaper
latricemdavis added this to latricemdavis's Ideas
December 11, 2012
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November 29, 2012
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